Young Showjumper Jared Lunn from Hawkwell, Essex helps Team Fairfax Win Pony’s Nations Cup

GB youth rider competing under the Team Fairfax branding  posted a fantastic victory for Great Britain at the Pony’s Nations Cup.

Jared Lunn, aged 15 from Hawkwell, Essex with his father Richard’s 11 year-old piebald mare Javas Alun incurred 8 penalties in the first round, their second round saw them produced a solid performance with just 4 penalties incurred.

Jared competed alongside Harry Charles, aged 14 from Alton Hampshire with his father Peter’s 17 year-old grey gelding Aroldo who took the responsibility of pathfinder for the team.  Leonie Aitkenhead aged 16 from Gainsborough was riding her mother Beverley’s 12 year-old dun gelding Newtown Sampson.  Anchor rider Charlotte Ash, aged 15 from Newcastle-upon-Tyne with her mother Shirley’s 10 year-old bay gelding Aughnashammer

The course was a difficult one and up to height at 1.30m.  Nation after nation incurred penalties with many combinations finishing on double figure penalty scores.   Finishing on a total of just 17 penalties, where the three best scores count in each round, it was Great Britain that once again managed to retain pole position and relegate the other European nations further down the final line up. The final scores and placings were:

1st    Great Britain (17)
2nd.  Netherlands (21)
3rd    Belgium (25)